Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization provides a systematic analysis of the concepts of internationalization of terrorism. It looks into the stages and processes through which terrorism has developed in various parts of the world and binds together the facts to present a comprehensive picture of the distinguishing features that characterize the internationalization of terrorism—from local to global. Through 11 well-researched chapters, leading experts on terrorism from across five continents express their views and analyze the main patterns, stages, and levels of internationalization of different types of terrorism in a broad cross-regional perspective.
The book challenges a number of conventional patterns of analysis and underlines the importance of visualizing terrorism as an act driven by political motivation, notwithstanding the fact that it is manifested through ideological or religious sentiments. It also analyzes the various tactics used by different terrorist organizations in different regions and distinguishes terrorists from other non-state actors. It dwells on the dangerous implications of the internationalization of terrorism and emphasizes the need to develop a research methodology which can help understand the current conceptualization of the phenomenon and bring forward analytical solutions.
This will be an important sourcebook for the military, the police, law enforcement agencies, and government training institutes. In addition, it will also benefit political analysts and professionals such as counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism experts.
Chapter 6: Transformation of Kashmir's Insurgency: Azaadi to Global Salafi
Transformation of Kashmir's Insurgency: Azaadi to Global Salafi
On 3 December 2000, two Islamist militants attacked the security barracks at New Delhi's historic Red Fort, leaving three fort employees dead. The next day a Pakistan-based Islamist militant group, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), claimed responsibility for the attack.1 The organization's objective, according to the LeT founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, was to initiate the expansion of the Kashmir jihad to the rest of India (Hussain 2007: 58). Prior to the 3 December 2000 attack, the LeT had been waging a war—since 1993—with the Indian government for Kashmir's accession to Pakistan, but had limited its operations to raids on Indian security forces and military installations. The LeT was subsequently banned by ...